Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Garlic, chive and dill cream cheese ... in the Thermomix

We were given some lovely smoked salmon recently and were trying to decide how to eat it. Our usual is the Feta, avocado and tomato salad with some smoked salmon on the side, but we decided not to have that as a meal right then. The Boy suggested salmon bagels and we love cream cheese on our bagels.

Small confession time: I actually never like the flavored cream cheese that we get at the store as I always feel that the flavors are rather insipid and just not quite there, so I decided to make my own flavored cream cheese. I find plain cream cheese rather bland. I just came up with this little concoction myself and all the fresh herbs are from my garden.

Here's the RECIPE for what I did:

  • 250g cream cheese (any brand you like)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt

  • Put all the ingredients into the Thermomix (or a food processor if you do not have a Thermomix - then blend until well mixed)
  • Set the Thermomix on reverse, speed 6 for 5 seconds
  • Check to see that all ingredients are well blended, if not, another 2 seconds on speed 6
  • Scrape the cream cheese mixture out of the Thermomix and put it back into the jar that the cream cheese came in, if it had a jar, if not, put it into an air tight container with a lid
  • Refrigerate and eat when ready, or if you like, eat immediately
  • Enjoy!

This is super delish and the flavor really packs a punch, especially with all the fresh ingredients. The 3 cloves of garlic really gives the cream cheese a good kick and if you don't like as much garlic, just use less. We like garlic, so I thought 3 cloves would be just lovely, but with 3 cloves you can really taste the garlic.

If you do make this, be sure to post pictures for me to see either on Instagram - be sure to tag me with @langshipley or on my Daz In The Kitchen Facebook page.

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